BONE: High-intensity exercise to prevent fractures — risk or gain?

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Abstract

Although the favourable effects of high-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) on bone strength have been demonstrated, it is generally considered unsuitable for older adults. A recent study reports that 8 months of HiRIT was efficacious and induced no adverse effects in older postmenopausal women with, or at risk of, osteoporosis.

Refers to Watson, S. L. et al. High-intensity resistance and impact training improves bone mineral density and physical function in postmenopausal women with osteopenia and osteoporosis: the LIFTMOR randomized controlled trial. J. Bone Miner. Res.http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.3284 (2017)

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